Citizen Action Weekend
Citizen Action Weekend ’24, April 26th

Citizen Action Weekend ’24, April 26th

Citizen Action is hiring! NEW Driftless (La Crosse Area) Coop Organizer; Driftless (La Crosse Area) Deep Canvass Field Organizer; Green Bay Deep Canvass Field Organizer

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Citizen Action North Side Rising Healthcare Action Team Meeting!

Last Saturday, April 20th, Citizen Action North Side Rising’s Healthcare Action Team held its monthly meeting at the Citizen Action office. We discuss the huge opportunity BadgerCare Public Option Bill has to expand healthcare and how we need to make it a big issue in the November Election. We also talked about how we can encourage the two remaining Democratic State Legislators who have NOT sign on as a co-sponsor of the bill.

Join us next month for our meeting, Saturday, May 18th!

For more information and how you can get involved immediately contact: [email protected]

Citizen Action Northwest Organizing Coop members celebrate Earth Week in Eau Claire

The Citizen Action Northwestern Organizing Co-op attended two Earth Week events in Eau Claire this week, including Earth Claire at UW-Eau Claire on April 22nd (Earth Day!), and the Earth Week Open House at The Brewing Projekt on April 25th.

Over 50 people signed up to get involved with Citizen Action after they learned about the local Climate Action Team that will begin meeting in Eau Claire this summer!

Join our Climate Action Team!

To get involved contact Jeremy Gragert, Northwestern Co-op Organizer: [email protected]

RSVP 40th Anniversary Celebration in Eau Claire, Tuesday, April 30th, 6pm

Join us for a joyous celebration of 40 years of powerful organizing at Citizen Action of Wisconsin! Citizen Action executive director Robert Kraig is researching our history (much of it preserved at the Wisconsin Historical Society) and will present his findings on our history.

Join us Tuesday, April 30th, 6:00pm. The Coven, 131 S. Barstow St. #202, Eau Claire.

For more information: [email protected]

Join our Climate Action Organizing in Milwaukee Public Schools

Citizen Action is supporting Milwaukee Public Schools in planning for climate mitigation and making green upgrades to buildings. Much of the work focuses on securing federal funding to support Milwaukee Public Schools through Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funding.

Citizen Action is working to create a committee of community members, parents, and organizations to support this work.

Interested in getting involved? Contact Climate Coordinator Kat Klawes at [email protected].

Citizen Action night at the movies in La Crosse, Monday, April 29th, 5pm

The Citizen Action of Wisconsin Driftless Co-op is thrilled to co-sponsor this special movie screening.

Citizen Action night at the movies in La Crosse, Monday, April 29th, 5pm, at the Rivoli Theatre & Pizzeria, 107 4th St N, La Crosse.

More information.

Citizen Action in the news

This week on the Earl Ingram Radio Show Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig took on the suppression of campus protests on the Gaza War, payday lending, and the climate crisis.

Listen here.

The Earl Ingram Show airs on the growing Civic Media radio network from 8 AM to 10 AM weekdays. Robert is the regular guest every Wednesday 9 AM to 10 AM. Civic Media now has radio stations in every media market where Citizen Action has an organizing co-op. You can also subscribe to the Earl Ingram show on Apple, Google, Spotify, and other podcast platforms, and listen on Alexa and on TuneIn. For video of the program you can watch on YouTube.

Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was quoted in a long story on the exploitation of working people by the payday lending industry, on how Democrats gave into lobbying pressure when they had full control of the Legislature.  The article is a cautionary tale on how it important it is to elect progressives to office who will stand up to the corporate lobbyists who dominate the Capital.

Read it here.

Listen to “Generational Opportunity for Change” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We preview the final 40th Anniversary event next Tuesday, April 30th, 6pm, in Eau Claire. Robert reminds connects our 40th birthday to the abuses of the large hospital monopolies who recently ripped a huge hole in the health care safety net in their craven pursuit of profit. We talk about the new report showing among the fastest rising in the nation rents in Wisconsin and Milwaukee. We look at the racist plan to “wreak havoc” on voting rights group Souls to the Polls by the new executive director of the Wisconsin Republican Party.

Wisconsin’s sleepy environmental regulators abandon rules on nitrates pollution and a Republican state legislator on the powerful Joint Finance Committee anonymously blocks opioid treatment money. What does this say about the anti-democracy state Legislature’s failure to lead on these and other critical issues. We continue to encourage progressive candidates to see the generational opportunity the fairer maps provide the progressive movement.

Trump is headed back to Wisconsin next week between trial dates as the Arizona AG indicts Trump’s fake electors and Trump campaign co-conspirators. That is now 4 states who have taken action, why is Wisconsin letting the election subverters get off scott free?.

Robert  and Matt have a bull session on the Chicago Bears’ unveiling of a $4.2 billion public shakedown on top of White Sox demand for $2 billion. What Wisconsin can teach Illinois about subsidizing billionaires?

Listen to the show.

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